10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Train
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Train
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
7
Turku
— 1 night
Ferry
8
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Billund, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Billund to Helsinki. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Postbacken - Postimaki.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo itinerary planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Porvoo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Porvoo to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porvoo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 12th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu road trip app.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Oulu in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. September in Oulu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hike along The Archipelago Trail, admire all the interesting features of Kultaranta Garden, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

Plan a Turku trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Turku to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Aland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites